Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 181.0125

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    Date of receipt. Upon receipt of a document by the department for filing, the department shall stamp or otherwise endorse the date of receipt on the original, the document copy and, upon request, any additional document copy received. The department shall return any additional document copy to the person delivering it, as confirmation of the date of receipt.
   (2)   Required endorsement.
      (a)    Except as provided in par. (b), if a document satisfies s. 181.0120 and the terms of the document satisfy, if applicable, s. 181.0401 (1) and (2) or 181.1506 (1) and (2), the department shall file the document by stamping or otherwise endorsing “Filed”, together with the department name, on both the original and the document copy. After filing a document, the department shall deliver the document copy to the domestic corporation or foreign corporation, or its representative.
      (b)    If a domestic corporation or foreign corporation is in default in the payment of any fee required under s. 181.0122 (1) (a) to (j) and (m) to (z), the department shall refuse to file any document relating to the domestic corporation or foreign corporation until all delinquent fees are paid by the domestic corporation or foreign corporation.
   (3)   Refusal to file.
      (a)    If the department refuses to file a document, the department shall return it to the domestic corporation or foreign corporation, or its representative, within 5 business days after the document was received by the department for filing, together with a brief, written explanation of the reason for the refusal.
      (b)    The department’s failure to either file or return a document within 5 business days after it was received constitutes a refusal to file the document.
      (bm)    Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not apply to an annual report submitted for filing under s. 181.1622.
      (c)    Except as provided in s. 181.0124 (3), if a document that had been refused for filing by the department is resubmitted and filed by the department, the effective date of the filed document under s. 181.0123 is the date that the resubmitted document is received by the department for filing or a delayed effective date specified in the resubmitted document in accordance with s. 181.0123 (2). The effective time of the resubmitted document shall be determined under s. 181.0123 (1) or (2), whichever is applicable.
   (4)   Effect of refusal. Except as provided in s. 181.0203 (2), the department’s filing of a document or refusal to file a document does not do any of the following:
      (a)    Affect the validity or invalidity of the document in whole or part.
      (b)    Relate to the correctness or incorrectness of information contained in the document.
      (c)    Create a presumption that the document is valid or invalid or that information contained in the document is correct or incorrect.